Archive for February 27, 2009

March 5th – Jonathan Torgovnik/Aperture Exhibition Opening Reception

Aperture Presents Jonathan Torgovnik: Intended Consequences: Rwandan Children Born of Rape

Opening reception with the Artist: Thursday, March 5th, 6:00-8:00pm

There will also be a Panel Discussion Wednesday, April 29th, 6:30 pm

The Exhibition will be on view from February 20th-May 7th

From the website: “During the 1994 genocide, hundreds of thousands of Rwandan women were subjected to massive sexual violence by members of the infamous Hutu militia groups, known as the Interhamwe. Among the most isolated survivors are women who have borne children as a result of those rapes. Due to the stigma of rape and “having a child of the militia,” the women’s communities and few surviving relatives have largely shunned them. Intended Consequences: Rwandan Children Born of Rape brings together Jonathan Torgovnik’s remarkable portraits of these women and children, and their harrowing first-hand testimonies.

This project is a collaboration with the Open Society Institute, Amnesty International, Foundation Rwanda, and MediaStorm. A portion of the proceeds from the book will be contributed to Foundation Rawanda which provides funding for secondary school education for these children and links their mothers to existing psychological and medical services.

To view the MediaStorm feature click here.

Aperture Gallery & Bookstore
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
Between 10th and 11th Avenues
New York, New York

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